Philip Crick

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Philip Crick (left) with Gustaf Sobin, 1983, by Jill Crick.

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Philip Crick (1918–1992) was born in the Isle of Wight and grew up in Ramsgate and Broadstairs, Kent. He served in the army in World War Two , first as a Second Lieutenant, and later as a Captain in the Intelligence Corps with the British Rhine Army. After demobilisation, he traine as a teacher and worked in various primary schools and colleges of higher education. He ended his teaching career as a Senior Lecturer at the Garnett College of Education in London.

From the early 1950s until the early 1990s, his poems appeared regularly in a large number of British and American magazines, along with critical essays and reviews of films and books, and articles on aesthetics. His essay on the work on Gustaf Sobin, later published by Shearsman as a slim chapbook, was the first extended assessment of Sobin's poetry.

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